Jesse Puljujarvi, the 19-year-old forward who keyed Finland to gold at both the World Juniors and U18 tournament last year, finally hit the ice in the third period after sitting on the bench during the opening 3-2 win over Belarus and the first two periods here.The big Edmonton Oilers prospect generated some excitement, but, unfortunately, no offence.Skilled agitator Antoine Roussel paced the attack with two goals, including the second-period winner, and Bellemare chipped in a goal and an assist.
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 7: France's Valentin Claireaux #12 celebrates after scoring against Finland during preliminary round action at the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
(Photo by Matt Zambonin/HHOF-IIHF Images) In 2013, Florian Hardy backstopped France to a 2-1 stunner over Russia.
Goaltender Petri Ylonen was a mainstay at the 19 Olympics and five Worlds.
But today, the French program leans on homegrown talent.
Tricolour flags waved everywhere as the packed Accor Hotels Arena erupted."I'm sure they got some extra energy from the crowd," said Aho.
"It was a great atmosphere." Marjamaki's boys got a two-man advantage to close the period as Maurin Bouvet and Antonin Manavian took consecutive stick fouls. Mikko Rantanen rang one off the iron, while Jordan Perret hobbled off after a gutsy shot-block."We blocked shots, had an excellent PK today," Roussel said.
The move backfired when Fleury added an empty-netter at .
The building shook as the French fans jumped up and down, shouting with pure joie de vivre."The atmosphere in the arena was something special today," said Hecquefeuille.
In New York, where I’d lived before moving to Paris, kissy faces were reserved for further along in the relationship — you know, like post-marriage.